Tag: Malta

Italian minister calls for sanctions on #Malta over #Migrants

Italian minister calls for sanctions on #Malta over #Migrants

| August 21, 2018

Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli on Sunday (19 August) called for sanctions against Malta, accusing it of not rescuing migrant boats in the Mediterranean and leaving the burden to Italy, in the latest row between the two countries over the issue, write Giulia Segreti in Milan and Chris Scicluna in Valletta. Toninelli said on Twitter […]

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European Public Prosecutor’s Office: #Malta becomes 22nd country to join common efforts to protect #EUBudget against fraud

European Public Prosecutor’s Office: #Malta becomes 22nd country to join common efforts to protect #EUBudget against fraud

| August 9, 2018

Only a week after the Netherlands joined the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), the European Commission can confirm Malta as its 22nd member. Justice, Gender Equality and Consumers Commissioner Vera Jourovásaid: “I am very pleased to receive Malta as a member of the EPPO. A month ago, I met with the Maltese authorities. They reaffirmed […]

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#Italy says #France and #Malta agreed to host some rescued migrants

#Italy says #France and #Malta agreed to host some rescued migrants

| July 18, 2018

France and Malta have agreed to host 50 people each, responding to a request for help sent by Italy after it took part in the rescue of 450 migrants from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (pictured) said, writes Francesca Landini. Other European countries will also take some of the […]

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Better access to finance for #Malta small businesses thanks to the SME initiative

Better access to finance for #Malta small businesses thanks to the SME initiative

| July 16, 2018

The Commission, the European Investment Bank Group and the Maltese government have agreed to increase the financing available under Malta’s SME initiative programme. The SME invests Cohesion Policy funds via financial instruments and provide SMEs with better access to financing, with advantageous conditions. New resources from Cohesion Policy funds will top-up the programme’s budget, bringing […]

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#Malta: ‘It is unbelievable that those named in the Panama Papers are still there!’ David Casa MEP #DaphneProject

#Malta: ‘It is unbelievable that those named in the Panama Papers are still there!’ David Casa MEP #DaphneProject

| April 16, 2018

David Casa MEP (Malta) Head of the Partit Nazzjonalista delegation in the European Parliament testified before Magistrate Doreen Clarke this morning (16 April). Magistrate Clarke is currently investigating leaks from Malta’s anti-money laundering agency. Casa is in possession of a Financial Investigation Unit (FIAU) report (22 March 2017) that calls for police action against Minister […]

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#ECA: Auditors examine EU strategy to combat #desertification

#ECA: Auditors examine EU strategy to combat #desertification

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the EU’s strategic framework for combating desertification – where previously fertile land becomes increasingly dry and unproductive. The audit will examine whether the risk of desertification in the EU is being effectively and efficiently addressed.  Desertification is defined by the United Nations Convention to […]

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Rule of law in #Malta: MEPs demand police investigate all corruption allegations

Rule of law in #Malta: MEPs demand police investigate all corruption allegations

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Malta’s police must investigate all corruption allegations, particularly at the highest political level, to end the perceived impunity in the country, MEPs say. Members of the Civil Liberties Committee and the former Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Evasion  and Tax Avoidance (PANA) on Thursday (25 January) discussed the conclusions of a fact-finding mission […]

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